Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny
Creative Gdynia!
Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia, Poland
"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
William Plomer

Gdynia Innovation Centre (GCI), managing unit of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park (PSTP) in Gdynia, as a member of the Polish Business and Innovation Centres Association (PBICA; www.sooipp.org.pl), is honored to host and organize the 20th consecutive PBICA annual conference entitled Creativity – Innovation- Entrepreneurship. The role of the Business and Innovation Centres in building the knowledge- based economy.

The conference will take place in Gdynia, in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park premises, between the 14th and 16th of May 2009, the year declared by the European Commission as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.

Upon basis of a benchmarking survey, initiated by the Polish Agency of Entrepreneurship Development and conducted among Polish technology parks in the year 2008, the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park was placed within the first ranking group (alongside other three Polish parks) and thus evaluated as one of the country’s leading such establishments. The 20th PBICA annual conference is a perfect opportunity to present and exchange best practices of Polish parks, incubators and cognate institutions originating from the business support environment.

Panels and activities scheduled as part of the conference are aimed at underlining the significant role of small & medium sized companies and R&D institutions in the building of modern knowledge-based economies. The conference sessions, amongst others devoted to creativity, innovation, markets for new technologies and clusters, as well as discussion panels, will mainly address the following topics:

  • Creativity and development of markets for new technologies.
  • Evolution of the national system for entrepreneurship support and technology transfer.
  • Academic entrepreneurship and the Third Generation University Model.
  • Increasing of economy competitiveness through the application of EU 2007-2013 funds.
  • Development tendencies of Polish small and medium sized enterprises.

The conference presentations and discussion panels will be highlighted by the participation of subject professionals and experts, such as professor Edward Nęcka (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and professor Jacek Guliński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) as well as scientists, entrepreneurs, park & incubator managers from across Poland and representatives of local and national authorities.

Welcome to Gdynia!